Students at Del Valle High School hold a moot court with students in the Czech Republic, a debate with students in Iran and discuss drug trafficking and the legal system with high schoolers in South Australia, thanks to video conferencing technology.
When high school students refused to attend their speech therapy sessions, Sommer Jones, director of special education, set out to find a new option. The solution: online speech therapy.
The University of Houston System is introducing its first three massive open online courses (MOOCs), two of them targeted to high school seniors preparing for advanced placements tests and one for K-12 teachers.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Every year, more than 2 million adults are released from prisons and jails in the United States. Of those, some 40 percent find themselves incarcerated within three years of their release. But prison education programs can curb the three-year rate of recidivism by as much as 13 full percentage points. Unfortunately, according to a new report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice, those education programs saw some drastic cuts in the four years immediately following the start of the recession, especially in states with higher prison populations.
Charter school enrollments grew 12.6 percent in the 2012-2013 school year, with nearly 6,440 total public charter schools serving 2.57 million students across the United States.
The Virtual School Leadership Alliance has selected a new e-learning platform to share content more efficiently and too collaborate more effectively on the creation of content in the future.
With ever-increasing opportunities for online learning, educators must find new ways to engage their students and create a sense of community in a virtual world.
For Julie Young, who recently announced her retirement as president and CEO of Florida Virtual School, the journey to online and blended learning began with her organization's mission: "To deliver high-quality technology-based education that provides the skills and knowledge students need for success."
Participation in Advanced Placement courses has doubled in the last decade, and success rates have just about kept pace, according to a new report released by the College Board today. But one counterintuitive nugget that didn't make the final report: Participation in online AP courses has actually declined.
A collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution, the National Park Service and the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the United States State Department will host a free online conference, Diplomacy in Action, tomorrow.